President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that his government will consider using military force to fight robbers in the northwest.
Buhari remarked in Maiduguri, Borno State, that Nigeria is now receiving military weapons that will be utilized to combat bandits.
During his formal business visit to Borno, he spoke to the people of the state.
In addition, the President stated that his successor would work to ensure the country’s security.
Only a secure country, according to Buhari, can be managed.
Buhari said: “I am adequately aware of successes here and our failure elsewhere especially in my geopolitical zone, the North West, where it is the same people, the same culture who are stealing each other’s properties, killing each other, what for?
“We have ordered and started receiving military hardwares from United State of America; Aircraft, Helicopters, Armoured vehicles and we are going to be very very hard on them.
“The problem is in the North West as I said, is same people, same culture, we are going to deal with them.
“I know and I swear with the Holy Quran, which I believe with that I will uphold the Constitution of the country, by that I must go in 17 months time, and I will go, God willing, and I hope whoever is coming will try to do the three things I tried to do. One, secure the country because unless the country is secured, it cannot be managed.”